Mr. David Brooks of The New York Times has officially used up your team's entire allocation of myopic, cossetted self-pity for the month of September.
Today, the world feels like a hostile environment to. … well … everyone. I had assumed that as society got more equal we would all share a measure of equal dignity. But it turns out that without an obvious social hierarchy we all get to feel equally powerless.
Also, as the tide of the Trumpocalypse closes in, more volunteers are urgently needed to sandbag the High and Holy Church of Both Sides Do It.
Group victimization has become the global religion — from Berkeley to the alt-right to Iran — and everybody gets to assert his or her victimization is worst and it’s the other people who are the elites.
Because Mr. Brooks can't do this shit all by himself people! Although lord knows he tries.
Today rage and singularity is the approved woke response to the world — Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders.
Mr. Brook concludes:
But you show me a person who can gracefully balance six fervent and unexpectedly diverse commitments, and that will be the one who is ready to lead in this new world.
You know what, Mr. Brooks? I'll show you just such a person.
He led this country for eight years though some of the worse calamities in modern American history, And every single day he was president your Republican party did everything within their power to slander him and sabotage his efforts.
Then your Republican party found a lying, racist, thug who was Barack Obama's evil mirror-opposite in every way imaginable, nominated him and elected him to the highest office in the land. Because fuck you, Libtards!
And using the mighty power of that office, with a Republican-controlled congress at his back, President Stupid has literally done nothing but stoke the rage and racist of his base, lie constantly about everything, and try to roll back every one of Barack Obama's accomplishment, no matter how trivial.
And the base of your Republican party love him for it.
Eight years of trying to appease and play nice with your Republican party during the Clinton Administration got this country eight years of Bush Administration failure and ruin.
Eight years of begging for cooperation and compromise from your Republican party -- of pretending your Republican partywas anything other than a radical outlier party of seditious goons and con men -- got this country the Maladministration of President Stupid.
Our nation is not is existential danger trouble because of big, bland, everybody-is-equally-wrong globs of atomized monads that can somehow only be overcome if we all agree to never judge people like Mr. David Brooks for the evil they have done:
We live in an atomized, individualistic society in which most people have competing identities...We are in terrible trouble because of a distinctly identifiable group of racist morons.
The second step is to refuse to be a monad...
A group whose rage and malignant ignorance has been carefully honed and weaponized by your Republican party, and who currently have a knife to the throat of our democracy.
So once again, fuck you, Mr. Brooks.
Meanwhile, a glimpse of what Hell's Green Room looks like:
Behold, a Tip Jar!